1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Declaring alloy wheel upgrade

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B8 Chassis)' started by InnerGuard, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. InnerGuard
    Offline

    InnerGuard New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2012
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am picking up my new A4 B8 SE tomorrow and already have a set of 18 inch S line alloys to put on it!

    As they are genuine Audi alloys do they need declaring to my insurance as a mod?

    Thanks!
    #1
  2. Reload
    Offline

    Reload Bird is the Word!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    Messages:
    367
    Likes Received:
    48
    Let them know as it is a mod from standard factory fit, they probably won't care but sure as eggs is eggs they will use it as an excuse to invalidate your insurance if you don't tell them!
    #2
  3. InnerGuard
    Offline

    InnerGuard New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2012
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks reload.. Yeah that's pretty much what I was thinking as well!
    #3
  4. johnnythepie
    Offline

    johnnythepie Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,219
    Likes Received:
    68
    another £50 hike in premium more like
    #4
  5. MartayMcFly
    Offline

    MartayMcFly Well-Known Member Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,631
    Likes Received:
    279
    If they're available on the car from the factory (as most Audi wheels will be) you shouldn't need to declare them, but some companies do include a box to tick for optional extra wheels.
    #5
  6. Viking
    Offline

    Viking Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2010
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    19
    Any change from how the car came out of the factory (that's your particular car, not any model in the range) should be declared. Factory options are all okay, but any changes made outside that should be notified to your insurers. The reason being you're adding value to the car and making it more attractive for theft.

    If you talk nicely to them they may not hike your premium. I changed the wheels on my car and asked them first if it was okay. Told them what wheels they were (OEM wheels from another model in the range), and what the wheels were worth (told them they were second hand and consequently worth less than the ones on the car from factory) and even what tyres were fitted. They were okay and didn't increase the premium. I know my insurance is valid, but if I hadn't told them then it wouldn't be.
    #6
  7. longp2
    Offline

    longp2 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    10
    Can I ask where you got your new wheels from? I'm looking for a set to use as winters on my S4.
    #7
  8. InnerGuard
    Offline

    InnerGuard New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2012
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well I picked the car up today, phoned Direct Line & to be fair to them they were spot on! Said as they were OEM there would be no increase but they've made a note of them on my policy!

    Longp2 - found them on good old eBay, and they were a steal, but I did have to bide my time! £380 for 4 immaculate wheels with contact3 tyres! And they get fitted tomorrow! :)
    #8
  9. longp2
    Offline

    longp2 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    10
    Well done! I'll keep an eye out, don't need them till about October so will hopefully get lucky. Enjoy your car.
    #9
  10. wassap
    Offline

    wassap Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    1
    Could run some 17" for winter? it would save you cash on tyres too, ok the car wont look as good for 2-3 months of the year, but it doesnt seem to bother ze germans/swiss etc!
    #10
  11. InnerGuard
    Offline

    InnerGuard New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2012
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    And i have an IMMACULATE set now for sale on ebay..;)
    #11
  12. wassap
    Offline

    wassap Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    1
    You got a link or item no?
    #12
  13. InnerGuard
    Offline

    InnerGuard New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2012
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Here we go.. Item number: 150837183705
    #13
  14. longp2
    Offline

    longp2 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    10
    Great price, not sure whether 17s will fit over the brakes of my S4.
    #14

Share This Page